re: Poker & bad beat tables
They are only a bit of fun in my opinion.
I used to 6 table on Ladbrokes Poker
. 5 standard and then one Bad Beat table thrown in. A friend of mine was dealt in when a jackpot was won last year - He got either 5% or 10% of a $20,000 prizepool.
Like you say though, its just not profitable to play these as you're main game 'coz of the stupid rake.
Plus, while we all moan about 'bad beats', how often do any of us lose quads over quads? Or Aces full to quads?
Think I've had quads beat once this year, and I've seen straight flush lose to royal flush (but both players only
used one of their hole cards, so it wouldn't count for the bad beat jackpot).
Winning this is just going to be like a slot machine...one player is going to be in the right place at the right time.
Course, you have to be in it to win it. Keep having a pop by all means, but I'd calm them down a bit and mix up with standard tables (unless you have a rakeback deal!)